Top Daily Stories for July 2011

Jul 18 2011

Liberals see opportunity for big cuts in defense

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-07-18 20:10
The political left is pressing the White House and Congress to inflict a wave of Pentagon budget cuts not seen since the post-Cold War 1990s.
Jul 18 2011

Navy to Disestablish 29 NJROTC Units

Navy News from - Mon, 2011-07-18 18:49
The Navy announced that it will disestablish 29 Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) units, effective June 30, 2012.
Jul 18 2011

Study: U.S. pays a 35% more for defense as in 2001

Reuters - Mon, 2011-07-18 18:27
The U.S. military has essentially the same size, force structure and capabilities as it did a decade ago but costs 35 percent more, an independent public policy think tank says.
Jul 18 2011

Pentagon To Set Acquisition Oversight Meetings Earlier

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-07-18 18:01
The Pentagon will start holding top-level program oversight meetings earlier in the acquisition process, according to a senior U.S. Defense Department official.
Jul 18 2011

U.K. To Up Equipment Funds, Cut Active-Duty Troops

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-07-18 18:01
Britain has signaled the go-ahead to a series of equipment programs for the three armed services but balanced that with a plan to significantly cut Army manpower and replace frontline troops with more reservists.
Jul 15 2011

U.S. drawdown begins in Afghanistan

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-07-15 06:46
The first U.S. troops have left Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's planned drawdown of about a third of the 100,000 U.S. forces there during the next year.
Jul 14 2011

Eglin Air Force Base Gets 1st Production F-35

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-14 18:01
The U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II training wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., received its first Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Thursday.
Jul 14 2011

China's Silver Hawk UAV Program Advances

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-14 16:01
China has developed a UAV for use by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) for communications relay missions aboard vessels at sea.
Jul 14 2011

Gen. Cartwright: Budget Cuts Will Mean Huge Changes

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-14 16:01
The Pentagon is considering massive changes to the force—including a draft—amid fears that new and far deeper budget cuts are looming just over the horizon, a top military official says.
Jul 13 2011

Study Explores Aircraft Operations Aboard Carriers Top Stories - Wed, 2011-07-13 17:01
The Office of Naval Research announced that a recent effort to examine how aircraft carrier flight deck crews will manage manned and unmanned air vehicles, has ended in a successful live demonstration.


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